Journal of Fandom Studies (Journal)

ISSN 20466692 , ONLINE ISSN 20466706

Journal of Fandom Studies seeks to offer scholars a dedicated, peer-reviewed publication that promotes current scholarship into the fields of fan and audience studies across a variety of media. We focus on the critical exploration, within a wide range of disciplines and fan cultures, of issues surrounding production and consumption of popular media (including film, music, television, sports and gaming).

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Principal Editor

Victoria Godwin
Prairie View A&M University, USA
vlgodwin@pvamu.edu

Reviews Editor

Effie Sapuridis
Western University, Canada
esapurid@uwo.ca

Aims & Scope

Journal of Fandom Studies is an interdisciplinary double-blind peer-reviewed journal, first published by Intellect in 2012. This journal offers scholars from around the globe a dedicated publication that promotes current scholarship into the fields of fan studies and audience studies. JFS focuses on the critical exploration of key issues within a wide range of disciplines and fan cultures; engages with text, performance, history, material culture and a variety of media; and fosters new areas of enquiry that take us beyond the bounds of current scholarship.

Submissions

To submit an article, please follow the 'Submit' button on the left of this page.

 
All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.
 
Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.
 
Download the Notes for Contributors below for information on format and style of submissions. If you need this document in a more accessible format, please contact info@intellectbooks.com. Find more information on Intellect's Accessibility page.

Peer Review Policy

All articles undergo initial editorial screening either by the journal's Editorial Team and/or incumbent Guest Editors. Articles then undergo a rigorous anonymous peer review by two referees, following the guidance in Intellect's 'Peer review instructions'. Based on this feedback, the Editors will communicate a decision and revision suggestions to authors. To appeal an editorial decision, please contact the main Editor who will consider your case.

Ethical Guidelines

The journal follows the principles set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Read our Ethical Guidelines for more on the journal's standards.


Notes for Contributors Download

Principal Editor

Victoria Godwin
Prairie View A&M University, USA
vlgodwin@pvamu.edu

Reviews Editor

Effie Sapuridis
Western University, Canada
esapurid@uwo.ca

Principal Editor

Victoria Godwin
Prairie View A&M University, USA
vlgodwin@pvamu.edu

Reviews Editor

Effie Sapuridis
Western University, Canada
esapurid@uwo.ca

Principal Editor

Victoria Godwin
Prairie View A&M University, USA
vlgodwin@pvamu.edu

Reviews Editor

Effie Sapuridis
Western University, Canada
esapurid@uwo.ca


General Call for Papers

The editors welcome general papers (between 6000 and 9000 words), interviews and book reviews (between 800 and 1200 words) as well as suggestions for thematic issues.

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

Papers on all the many aspects of fan studies and audience studies are invited. The following list of potential topics is extensive but not exhaustive:

  • Fan activism
  • Analysis of specific book, celebrity, comics, film, genre, music, sport, television, theatre and other fandoms
  • Anti-fandom and toxic fandom
  • Archival work, library collections
  • Collecting, collectors, collections
  • Conventions
  • Cosplay, costuming
  • Fan/creator, consumer/producer interactions
  • Fan crafts, crafting, DIY
  • Fans as critics
  • Disability
  • Ethics and responsibilities of academics working within fan studies
  • Fan fiction
  • Fan food, cookbooks, foodies
  • Gaming – video games, tabletop RPG, board games
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Global fan cultures and practices
  • Histories and historical perspectives of fans, fan practices, fan studies
  • Impact on fandoms of key events, such as the global COVID-19 pandemic
  • Kitbashing, customizing, prop replicas
  • Methodology
  • Pedagogy, teaching fan studies
  • Performance
  • Politics
  • Issues of race within fan communities as well as in the discipline of fan studies
  • Reality television fandom
  • Re-enactors, Renaissance faires and festivals, playtrons, living history
  • Social media and fandom
  • Specific theories and case studies
  • Fan videos and films
  • Virtual and online conventions, fan gatherings, group watching
  • Fan tourism, fan pilgrimages

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

Special Issue Call for Papers

Currently, there are no special issue Calls for Papers for this journal.

Principal Editor

Victoria Godwin
Prairie View A&M University, USA
vlgodwin@pvamu.edu

Reviews Editor

Effie Sapuridis
Western University, Canada
esapurid@uwo.ca

Editorial Board

Sean Ahern
Wayne State College, USA

Brent Alison
University of North Georgia, USA

Lucy Bennett
Cardiff University, UK

Paul Booth
DePaul University, USA

Michael Boynton
Jacksonville State University, USA

Will Brooker
Kingston University, UK

Bertha Chin
Swinburne University of Technology, Malaysia

Tanya Cochran
Union College, USA

Cait Coker
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Lincoln Geraghty
University of Portsmouth, UK

Maura Grady
Ashland University, USA

Holly Willson Holladay
Missouri State University, USA

Bethan Jones
University of York, UK

Lisa Macklem
University of Western Ontario, Canada

Ann McClellan
Plymouth State University, USA

Rukmini Pande
Jindal Global University, India

Bob Rehak
Swarthmore College, USA

Robin Reid
Independent Scholar, USA

Heather Schell
George Washington University, USA

Suzanne Scott
University of Texas at Austin, USA

Doobo Shim
Sungshin Women's University, South Korea

Daniel Wann
Murray State University, USA

Rebecca Williams
University of South Wales, UK

Lynn Zubernis
West Chester University, USA

Advisory Board

Matt Hills
University of Huddersfield, UK

Henry Jenkins
University of Southern California, USA

Cornel Sandvoss
University of Huddersfield, UK

Principal Editor

Victoria Godwin
Prairie View A&M University, USA
vlgodwin@pvamu.edu

Reviews Editor

Effie Sapuridis
Western University, Canada
esapurid@uwo.ca

 
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Contents

  • Volume (10): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2022


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  • Volume (10): Issue (2-3)
  • Cover date: 2022


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  • Volume (9): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2021


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  • Volume (9): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2021


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  • Volume (9): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2021


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  • Volume (8): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2020


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  • Volume (8): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2020


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  • Volume (8): Issue (3)
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  • Volume (7): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Volume (7): Issue (2)
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  • Volume (2): Issue (2)
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  • Volume (1): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2012


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  • Volume (1): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2012


Principal Editor

Victoria Godwin
Prairie View A&M University, USA
vlgodwin@pvamu.edu

Reviews Editor

Effie Sapuridis
Western University, Canada
esapurid@uwo.ca

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